CEW welcomes Federal Budget measures to increase women’s workforce participation and economic security
Chief Executive Women (CEW) has welcomed a $3.4 billion investment aimed at increasing women’s workforce participation and economic security in tonight’s Federal Budget.
“The measures announced tonight are encouraging and a positive step towards building a smart economy that delivers and maximises the potential of all Australians. It makes good business sense for an increased focus on initiatives that benefit women, as they will have a direct impact on the country’s economic recovery post-COVID,” said Chief Executive Women President Sam Mostyn AO.
Throughout the year, CEW has been working closely with the Government and many others to support engagement with our Pre-Budget Submission recommendations and calling for a gender-responsive Federal Budget.
While this Budget is a good start, CEW will continue to advocate for the removal of structural barriers to women’s workforce participation.
We look forward to continuing this vital work with the Government and our stakeholders.